As New Orleans and other Louisiana residents look for ways to help those affected by the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and across Acadiana, Louisiana State Police are still asking volunteers to try to keep the roadways clear. So, as we wait for the water to recede from local roads and highways, here's a list of places online and in Louisiana where you can help and/or make donations.


 Red Cross

  • Accepting: Donations via telephone. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10

• Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge's city animal shelter

  • Needs: Foster homes to house pets temporarily, large bath towels, paper towels, water and food for volunteers and staff. Donations can be made online to assist with these needs by going to the organization's website, 

• NOLA Pay It Forward

  • Accepting: Greater New Orleans Foundation collecting donations to aid neighboring parishes in early relief and rebuilding efforts. Access the site here. 

• United Way of Southeast Louisiana

  • Accepting: Donations online by going through the United Way of Southeast Louisiana's website. Checks can also be mailed to: United Way of Southeast Louisiana, ATTN: Flood Relief, 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

• United Way of Acadiana

• Capital Area United Way

• Denham Springs Animal Shelter, which was devastated by the floods

  • Accepting: Donations via a GoFundMe account, which PetCo is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

 Tangi Humane Society, which is privately run and was devastated by the floods

• Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana

  • Accepting: Donations, 100 percent of which will be turned over to teachers who have lost classroom materials in the floods. They can be made online through APEL's website. Teachers can also apply for the financial aid through the same link. 

• Assess the Need

  • Accepting: Donations for Livingston Parish schools, 15 of which flooded. Donations can be made online by going to Assess the Need's website. They can also be emailed to Assess the Need, PO Box 1802, Denham Springs, LA, 70727

• Catholic Charities

  • Accepting: Donations to aid families in immediate and longterm needs. Accepting donations online.

• Save the Children's Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund

  • Accepting: Donations to help protect children and support immediate needs of families affected by flooding. They can be sent online.

• Baton Rouge Area Foundation

• 232-HELP

  • Accepting: Donations to help purchase emergency medications, medical equipment, appliances and transportation for flood victims in 10 parishes across Acadiana. Donations can be made online.

• Foundation for Louisiana


  • Accepting: Donations to assist in cleaning, gutting and rebuilding homes for those affected by the floods. They can be made online. 

• Lighthouse Louisiana

  • Accepting: Donations to clean up its Baton Rouge facility and repair and replace damaged items. They can be made online. 

Northshore Weather Relief Fund

  • Accepting: Donations to help those affected in Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Helena and Tammany parishes. They can be made online.

Foundation EBR

  • Accepting: Donations to assist with cleaning and resupplying flooded East Baton Rouge Parish schools. They can be made online.

How to help pets and other animals affected by Louisiana flooding.

Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge's city animal shelter

  • Status: "The animals here at CAA are safe and sound," reads a recent Facebook update, "but many owners and pets have been displaced. Our shelter took in 90 evacuee animals and are expecting more." 
  • Where: 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters until transportation is available Wednesday, Aug. 17
  • How to help: Donations can be made in person or online by clicking here. Donations can also be mailed directly to the shelter. 

Tangi Humane Society, a privately run shelter

Denham Springs Animal Shelter

  • Status: Flooded. The shelter's GoFundMe page gives this update: "The dedicated staff and volunteers fought to save as many animals as possible from the flood waters, eventually having to unlatch the kennel doors and let the dogs swim out and climb onto the roof. The rescue efforts saved many animals, but the shelter is in need of rebuilding and repairs after the flood waters recede. The cattery is totally demolished, and the kennel area and office space are severely damaged."
  • What they need: A dry, safe place to store supplies, fosters and supplies. 
  • How to help: Those looking to foster a Denham Springs pet can fill out an application through Animal Rescue New Orleans by clicking here. Donations can also be made via the GoFundMe account, which PetCo is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

Lamar Dixon Expo Center, temporary shelter

  • Status: Being used as a shelter for animals and people. 
  • What they need: Volunteers, hay, buckets, brooms, cleaning supplies, cat litter, plastic litter boxes, pet food for dogs, cats and horses.
  • How to help: Drop off donations to be delivered there at 921 Rue La Cannes Drive, Luling, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can also be hand-delivered. 

Zeus' Place

  • Status: Housing more than 60 pets that were evacuated from flooded shelters
  • What they need: Cat carriers, clay littler, square litter boxes, canned cat  and kitten food. Also, fosters or adoptive pet parents. 
  • How to help: Drop those items at 4601 Freret St., New Orleans, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Louisiana Bobcat Refuge

• Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

  • Status: Serving as a back-up site for the LASPCA to manage the number of animals affected by flooding. 
  • What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters. 
  • How to help: Donate online. Items can also be mailed directly. 
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072

• Livingston SPCA

  • Status: At least 75 percent of pet foster homes, supplies and medicine have been flooded.
  • What they need: Donations and foster parents. 
  • How to helpDonate online or go to the PetCo at 1653 Millerville Road, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to donate or sign up as a pet foster parent.